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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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27 reader reviews for Citroën C8 MPV.
  • 2.2HDi 16v Exclusive 5dr

    David Hanley Date: 24/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A practical, well thought out modern MPV with lots of unique design features. The C8 is excellent to drive with very comfortable electric, heated seats and an excellent driving position.

    Dashboard design is unusual but looks dated compared to the Espace.

    Car is refined and very quiet particularly when cruising on the motorway. Handling is smooth and controlled and the brakes are responsive.

    The engine is smooth and refined but could do with more power. Fuel economy is around 29MPG. The gear change is clunky but the dashboard mounted lever is well positioned and the clutch is light.

    It's very well equipped including cruise control, xenon headlights (SUPERB), a drinks fridge, climate control, parking sensors etc.

    The kids love the reclining seats and the rear electric sliding doors - the cleverest, most useful feature ever seen on a car.

    Feels very safe and is equipped with 8 airbags including full length roof airbags. Luggage space in the C8 is very good. With all 7 seats in place, we have enough room for a pram, the weekly shopping and a 2 bags. With the rear seats out the C8 is massive - although getting the seats out is too difficult.

    We have been let down by Citreon's poor service, shocking tyre wear (a new front set after 12,000 miles - entirely unacceptable) and a few other (minor) niggly faults.

    Overall an excellent car and highly recommended. Citreon just need to cut out the niggly faults.

  • 2.2HDi 16v SX 5dr

    Peter Halpin , Isle of Man . Date: 02/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Early days yet as only got the car six weeks ago, but so far so good. Plenty of room inside, plenty of little hiding places.

    As I'm based on the Isle of Man, I haven't had a long motorway run yet so can't comment on that but for what it is it performed quite well around the TT course!

    Only averaging about 23 miles to the gallon at present but that is virtualy all town driving. My only complaint at this stage is that the windscreen wiper on the driver's side leaves about 4-5 inches of unwiped windscreen on the right.

  • 2.2HDi 16v Exclusive 5dr

    Chris Holmes , herts . Date: 07/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for just over a year, I've done approx 23,000 miles. The ride, handling and performance are all very good considering the size of the vehicle.

    One of my main issues is fuel consumption, I have been averaging 32mpg since new, the only way I can increase this is 50mph on motorways and that is not fun when most lorries are trying to go as fast as they can and love to sit on your rear bumper.

    I have three children, they all love the seating, electric rear doors and triple sunroofs. There are many storage compartments but they would be better if they didn't have pre-moulded interiors as this restricts what you can put in them.

    I required two new front tyres at 15,000 miles and the Michelins aren't cheap at £125 each so I opted for Firestones at £70, I have just replaced another two tyres this time with Michelines which I got for £95 each.

    Servicing at 12,500 was £224 plus £116 for front brake pads. At 4000 miles I needed an OSR shock absorber. My second service is due in February and I have been told that the brakes need to be bleed and this will add a further £110 to the service charge of £227.

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